We encourage all people in Arun, regardless of ability to age well. As a nation we have an ageing population. Whilst this is a positive outcome from improved health care and standards of living, our ageing populations are also costing our services millions of pounds due to inactivity.

Of the 140,000 people living in Arun, 50% are over 50 years which is more than the National average Only 29.5% of over 55’s take part in regular activity which is higher/ lower than the national average. We provide a wide range of programmes to encourage active ageing in Arun including Walking for Health, Walking Sport Programmes, Dementia Friendly Swimming, Free Swimming for over 75’s and a Community Choir .

Walking for Health

Do you need to improve your general health, manage your weight or just make new friends? Then please join us – IT’S FREE! We have an extensive walking for health programme covering the entire district. Please follow this link to access our Healthy Walks in Arun programme by clicking here

Community Choir

Our Community Choir has been running for 6 years and it is for anyone who has a love for singing. From gospel, to musicals, to new chart songs, to old classics, the choir sings a variety of songs. There is no audition process and no requirement to be able to read music. We sing at the Windmill Theatre twice a year in our charity concerts and we take part in community events. This choir is a friendly and welcoming place for anyone who loves singing. Open to anyone over the age of 18. When: Every Monday, 5.30-7.00pm. Price: £3 per person

Falls Prevention Programme

This 16 weeks strength and balance course is for those with a fear of falling, or worried about falls, perhaps even fallen once and would like support through this controlled course. For details on the next course please get in touch! 

Dementia Friendly Swimming

This session is a relaxed, gentle and inclusive adult only session in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. Swimming benefits include reducing anxiety, improving mood and enhancing psychological wellbeing. A trained swimming teacher will be on hand to offer advice and guidance at each session if you would like it. Who is the session suitable for? Anyone living with age related memory loss, anyone looking to enjoy low impact exercise to help improve stability, balance, flexibility and mood. Carers, family and friends very welcome. Carers go free.

Arun Leisure Centre                                       

When: Every Thursday (term time only)

Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Price: £3.00 Members & Non Members

Littlehampton Swimming & Sports Centre

When: Every Friday (term time only)

Time: 11.00am-12.00pm

Price: £3.00 Members & Non Members

Walking Sports

Including Walking Netball, Walking Basketball and Walking Football.  Coached courses are put on at various times of the year at the Arun Leisure Centre and Littlehampton Swimming & Sports Centre to provide tips and skills on these relatively new sports.  These walking sports are encouraging older people to get active and learn new skills in a team environment.